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Introduction

Directory, Forms, Ratings & Reviews, Content Construction, SobiPro Extensions

SobiPro is an advanced powerful multi-content directory component for Joomla! that has been originally designed as a directory extension with CCK features.
With SobiPro you can easily create multiple directories or any type of content.

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The pioneer of the multi-directory feature, provides now as first component, the category fields!

With a complete new and fully responsive SobiPro template with multiple colour themes!!

SobiPro Key Features:

  • wide range of additional SobiPro applications to enhance the functionality of SobiPro (see below)
  • MVC (model view controller) software architectural pattern
  • CSS3, HTML5 and XSLT to render the output
  • integrated router for SEF URLs
  • mobile ready with Bootstrap (Bootstrap 2 and 3 available)
  • features native multi-language support (more than 30 languages available)
  • unlimited nested category tree structure
  • category fields!
  • entry modifications history/logging (conservative or moderate) with revision comparison
  • basic Paypal payment system integrated
  • 10 predefined input filters (alpha, alpha-numerisch, float, integer, email address, web url, complete web url, single letter, phone number, entry title)
  • possibility to create own input filters using regular expressions
  • system check and error logging feature
  • xml data debug system
  • advanced front-end ACL based on Joomla! user groups
  • advanced optimisation techniques (XML view cache, SQLite data cache, Javascript and CSS cache, Javascript compression/minifier)
  • site crawler to build the cache (also as cron job available)
  • built-in application manager to install additional functionality
  • possibility to connect to a remote repository to install additional applications
  • possibility of context sensitive help
  • flexible template system using CSS, HTML and XSL
  • integrated template editor
  • possibility to integrate own PHP scripts in the templates
  • different views to present the content (e.g. section view, category view, details view, vCard view)
  • template override for each view available
  • alpha index with filter by custom field
  • 11 integrated core field types (input box, textarea w/ and w/o Wysiwyg, single select list, multiple select list, checkbox group, radio button, email field, URL field, image field, category field, information field)
  • possibility to install additional field types
  • integrated category field with 4 different category selection methods (single select list, multiple select list, tree, fixed choice)
  • integrated image field supports resizing and cropping and thumbnail creation
  • integrated email field supports MX record validation and bots protection
  • integrated URL field supports URL validation, different protocols and a click counter feature
  • pay for field feature
  • automatic meta data creation by custom fields
  • microdata support (schema.org)
  • advanced customisable search
  • priority search (10 different priorities available)
  • different search field types (single select list, multiple select list, checkbox group, radio buttons) dependent on the field type
  • range search with predefined or free data selection
  • category filter in search

SobiPro is continuously improved!


Many more features are available by installing our applications for SobiPro such as:
- sending of emails to authors and/or administrators (Notifications Application)
- different contact forms (Contact Form Field)
- download of files with license management (Download Field)
- date fields to create e.g. events (Calendar Field)
- expiration and renewal control (Expiration Application)
- Google Map for each entry w/o proximity search (SP-GeoMap Field)
- Google Map Module (SP-GeoMap Module)
- show al type of entries in a module (Entries Module)
- import and export entries and categories (Import/Export Application)
- bookmark entries, create favorites lists (Collection Application)
- tag entries (Aggregation Field)
- add a QR-Code (QR-Code Field)
- add reviews/comments to entries and let rate them (Review & Rating Application)
- connect two directories (Profile Field)
- create an installable package from one of your sections to install it on other sites (configuration, fields, categories, template)
- various pre-defined SobiPro templates are available such as sorting of entries, restaurants guide, creating of packages, a members directory


Functionality

I like that it can be customized for all sorts of uses. They use a XSL template system, so I could change many screens to look as I wanted.

Ease of use

I pretty easy to use but make sure you find and read the manual. I think they could improve things by adding some tooltips in the admin.

Support

I can only comment on the paid support (gold club member) but that was excellent.

Documentation

Easy to understand documentation.

I used this to: I used it to make a child education directory.

Functionality

Solid base to build on. Adaptable for various needs. Large databases (thousands of entries) can have page load speed issues.

Ease of use

Low to moderate learning curve. Knowledge of XML helpful for customization, not necessary. Could use better search function in admin UI.

Support

Free community forum is helpful. Paid support is awesome. Sikor is VERY helpful and PATIENT. Worth the money.

Documentation

Only available to paid members. Thorough, very helpful. Worth the money.

I used this to: Built a profile system for high school athletes seeking college scholarships.

Love it!


Posted on 01 May 2016
Functionality

I had a lot of requests, tried several extensions - only SP fulfilled what I needed

Ease of use

If you need simple directory, it's ease to use it. For some extra options, you need some coding ideas; but it's ok when you figure it out

Support

great free comunity forum (plus excellent support for members)

Documentation

You need to be club member to have access to the user documentation and it's really detailed and simple to follow - worth paying for

I used this to: tourist offer directory

Looked promising


Posted on 29 April 2016
Functionality

On paper it was a fantastic tool, but after mainy efforts to get it work. This just crash my DB 24/24. Tried everything, not stable.

Ease of use

easy to understand, but can not edit your main menu as you wish, only 2 functions worked for me.

Documentation

there is no documentation, you have to pay to get it . I tested the free version, get it worked in 2 hours, before it crashed.

I used this to: I needed to do multi directory, it felt the perfect tool for,but it never worked as intended .

So I can not undestand how this get 95 % positive review. that s why i posted it

Great support!


Posted on 18 April 2016
Functionality

If you want to create a directory website, SobiPro does the job perfectly! Features are too numerous to be listed.

Ease of use

If you know how to deal with xsl files, it's easy to use.

Support

Whenever I have an issue or a question, the support always helps me to fix it quickly. Thank you!

Documentation

The documentation nearly answers all my questions.

I used this to: I'm a SobiPro user since 2011 (Sobi2 at that time) and I created several kind of directory websites.

Functionality

Very daunting and difficult to use, and functionality of the software is getting worse with each update.

Ease of use

Very difficult to use, especially since all documentation is firewall-ed and the community forums have been shut down.

Support

Poor, even if you pay. They have also recently removed the community forum where many answers were once found.

Documentation

Documentation is completely lacking unless you are a paid subscriber, and documentation is ABSOLUTELY vital to using this software.

I used this to: Multiple directories on our site, but looking for alternatives.

Functionality

I would like same functionality as Sobi2 import/export plugin but with the additional extensions (by joining their club), it does the job.

Ease of use

The templating system uses XLST (which I knew nothing about) but the backend interface is very user friendly and easy to navigate.

Support

Only available to club members and replies are generally good.

Documentation

Club members get access to a lot of information.

I used this to: Chose SobiPro as I am developing a website that will be primarilly a free directory of links. I have tried a number of Joomla directory extensions and I think SobiPro along their Silver 4 month membership represents good value for money.

Functionality

A complex & sophisticated piece of software. It takes time to learn, but can be widely adapted and expanded for different directory useages.

Ease of use

There is a learning curve but become easier as you understand how things work - worth becoming a Club Member as the support is 100%

Support

The support is excellent for Club Members. Detailed technical questions are carefully explained with a view to empowering the user.

Documentation

Documentation is available. But you have to take time to read it. Customer support for members, makes up for any limitations.

I used this to: 3 directories on one website. Each with it's own design and technical requirements.
The strength of SobiPro lies in the ability to adapt and customise the core product to suit one's needs.
Regular upgrades and fixes are released and there is always ongoing development.

Very good component


Posted on 21 November 2015
Functionality

Very good.

Ease of use

it's a little hard at first,

Support

best support I‘ve ever met

Documentation

Good free component


Posted on 17 November 2015
Functionality

Good Free component for basic free and functional directory

Ease of use

Not easy , have learning curve

Support

Have good paid support

Documentation

Only for paid member, after membership expire you cannot access it , what a shame!

I used this to: on my small directory , does not require many paid components
Calendar Field for SobiPro

Calendar Field for SobiPro

Paid download | SobiPro Extensions | Sigrid & Radek Suski
3
Score:
33
2 reviews
The SobiPro Calendar Field lets you create a complete events site, add a date to your entries or control your entries start and stop publishing dates. Key features: specifies entry start publishing date specifies entry stop publishing date daily, weekly, monthly or yearly recurring dates popup calendar in entry form time selection possible calendar listing view Supports Microdata (Schema.org) Several languages available This application is available within a SobiPro club membership among with many other club extensions for SobiPro. Note: Installs using the SobiPro installer (Application Manager)
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Entries for SobiPro

Entries for SobiPro

Paid download | SobiPro Extensions | Sigrid & Radek Suski
3
Score:
0
2 reviews
This module displays entries of a SobiPro section. As the sorting order for the entries can be set to different values, the module can be used as a Most Popular Entries Module Latest Entries Module Last Updated Module Module for Entries Expiring soon Random Entries Module As the sorting order can also be set to every text field (input box) of your directory, the module can be used as a Sort Entries by Field Module The entries can also be filtered by every select list or checkbox group, so the module can be used as a Featured Entries Module Module for entries with specific content You can use all kind of modules simultaneously by using the module several times for one or more sections. The module comes with its own XSL templates. Additionally the module can be set to show only entries of the currently visited category (Dynamic Mode) or of a fixed category. Special highlights are the possibility to use real navigation within the module and to show the vCrad view of an entry in a modal window (popup). Key Features: modal or non-modal views customizable via XSL template show only entries of the currently visited category show only entries of a fixed category static or Ajax driven engine 17 different sorting orders available, including random and ascending/descending selection of entries by field values limitation by numbers can make use of own CSS and Javascript files prepare content trigger several languages available This application is available within a SobiPro club membership among with many other club extensions for SobiPro. Note: Installs using the SobiPro installer (Application Manager)
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SP-GeoMap for SobiPro

SP-GeoMap for SobiPro

Paid download | SobiPro Extensions | Sigrid & Radek Suski
3
Score:
0
2 reviews
This module shows SobiPro entries in a Joomla! module position on a Google Map. Key features: customizable info window (bubble) using XSL template info window opens with click or mouse over entries with same coordinates are grouped to one info window entries clustering auto-centering of all shown entries one custom marker image for all entries different marker images dependent on data show search results on the map show only entries of the currently visited category show only entries of a fixed category map size and zoom adjustable satellite / roadmap view street view pan, zoom, map type, scale and overview map controls available map and entries will be loaded at the end to improve performance SSL support responsive for mobile sites no fixed API URL several languages available One unique feature of the SP-GeoMap Module is the ability to show Search Results in the map when the module is shown on the SobiPro search page. This allows you to have a great feature for users to search a specific state or region with the search box, and have the results mapped out for them without the rest of the Section entries showing on the map. This application is available within a SobiPro club membership among with many other club extensions for SobiPro. Note: Installs using the SobiPro installer (Application Manager).
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SP-GeoMap Field for SobiPro

SP-GeoMap Field for SobiPro

Paid download | SobiPro Extensions | Sigrid & Radek Suski
3
Score:
0
1 review
The SobiPro SP-GeoMap Field extends the types of possible fields for SobiPro with a field for showing the location of an entry on a Google Map and with the possibility to do a Proximity Search. Key features: Google map for each entry to show its location map size and zoom adjustable satellite / roadmap / hybrid / terrain view street view pan, zoom, map type, scale and overview map controls available geolocation based on a given address while adding an entry alternatively IP based based geolocation while adding an entry proximity search for entries within the radius of a given address or of the current position choose between 3 different providers for search geolocation autocomplete of addresses for search geolocation distances shown in miles or kilometres no need to enter a fixed radius - easier for your customers! API key optional SSL support responsive for mobile sites several languages available This application is available within a SobiPro club membership among with many other club extensions for SobiPro. Note: Installs using the SobiPro installer (Application Manager).
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Download Field for SobiPro

Download Field for SobiPro

Paid download | SobiPro Extensions | Sigrid & Radek Suski
3
Score:
0
0 reviews
The Download Field extends the types of possible custom fields with a field type for downloads. With this field type you can upload (add entry) and download (details view) files for an entry. The Download Field extends the types of possible custom fields with a field type for downloads. With this field type you can upload (add entry) and download (details view) files for an entry. Key Features upload and download of files separate permissions for upload and download license management different licenses possible various file and download settings several different download link/button styles available several languages available This application is available within a SobiPro club membership among with many other club extensions for SobiPro. Note: Installs using the SobiPro installer (Application Manager)
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Notifications Application for SobiPro

Notifications Application for SobiPro

Paid download | SobiPro Extensions | Sigrid & Radek Suski
3
Score:
0
0 reviews
The Notifications application for SobiPro sends emails to users/authors and/or administrators on events like add, edit, publish, approve and payment. Each email has own template and can be adjusted freely. You can customize the message, the subject and also the list of recipients. Key features: send emails to authors and/or administrators various triggers (e.g. add, edit, publish, approve and payment) triggers extendable by other applications distribution lists email templates plain text or HTML emails placeholders for entry data message centre for sent emails several languages available This application is available within a SobiPro club membership among with many other club extensions for SobiPro. Note: Installs using the SobiPro installer (Application Manager)
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Import/Export Application for SobiPro

Import/Export Application for SobiPro

Paid download | SobiPro Extensions | Sigrid & Radek Suski
3
Score:
0
0 reviews
The SobiPro Import/Export Application enables to import entries and categories to a SobiPro section from a CSV File and to export entries and categories from a SobiPro section to a CSV or XML file. Key Features: import entries from a CSV file export entries to a CSV or XML file import categories from a CSV file export categories to a CSV or XML file CLI export of entries CLI import of entries flexible field assignment; no fix data structure required data separator signs adjustable different import and export patterns storable import and export patterns can be exported, imported and transferred updating Mode to update existing entries older exports are stored in an archive adapters available for: Input Box, Text Area, Multiple Select List, Check Box Group, Single Select List, Radio Button, Image Field, URL Field, Email Field, Category Field, SP-GeoMap Field, Download Field, Aggregation Field, Calendar Field several languages available This application is available within a SobiPro club membership among with many other club extensions for SobiPro. Note: Installs using the SobiPro installer (Application Manager)
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Review and Rating Application for SobiPro

Review and Rating Application for SobiPro

Paid download | SobiPro Extensions | Sigrid & Radek Suski
3
Score:
0
0 reviews
The SobiPro Review and Rating Application will extend your SobiPro directory to a fully featured review site. It allows you to set up ratings for several different criteria, as well as allows visitors to list likes and dislikes along with the review. Key Features: add a review and/or rating by registered or un-registered users (selectable) ajax navigation among the standard navigation only reviews or only ratings possible define own rating criteria (rating fields) weighting factors for ratings add likes and dislikes review content parser to parse e.g. URLs within a review filter for bad words three new ACL permission rules: User may "add own", "see valid", "autopublish" sends email via the Notifications application (new review, review approval, ...) adds 7 additional email triggers to the Notifications application email templates via Notifications application email placeholders for entry and site data all sent review messages listed in the Notifications list reviews management (publish, approve, edit, delete) in the administrator area special listings like top rated and most rated usage of 'rich snippets' for Google rating (microdata, schema.org) 'Report Review' function several languages available This application is available within a SobiPro club membership among with many other club extensions for SobiPro. Note: Installs using the SobiPro installer (Application Manager)
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Profile Field for SobiPro

Profile Field for SobiPro

Paid download | SobiPro Extensions | Sigrid & Radek Suski
3
Score:
0
0 reviews
The SobiPro Profile Field allows users to register on your website during the process of adding an entry to your SobiPro directory, or allows you to create a directory section where user profiles can be displayed with all the related entries of that author from any or all of the SobiPro sections on your site. The Profile Field also let's you show a link and selected data within entries that links back to the author's profile. Key Features: site registration while adding an entry profile section to list members, users, authors, ... in a directory related entries of an author listed in his profile author's bio in his entries; perfect for a blog or any other publication directory several languages available responsive layout This application is available within a SobiPro club membership among with many other club extensions for SobiPro. Note: Installs using the SobiPro installer (Application Manager)
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Contact Form Field fo SobiPro

Contact Form Field fo SobiPro

Paid download | SobiPro Extensions | Sigrid & Radek Suski
3
Score:
0
0 reviews
With this field you can add e.g. a 'Contact Author', 'Claim Listing', 'Report Listing' or any other form to send an email, to the details view contact addresses of the entries in your SobiPro directory. The contact forms can be enhanced by additional HTML fields such as input fields, textarea fields, select lists, radio buttons or checkboxes. In this way you can create any kind of contact form. Key Features: for every kind of contact form 'Contact Author' 'Claim Listing' 'Report Listing' 'Reservations' and many more .... user group permissions customizable via XSL template standard HTML fields, such as input fields, textarea fields, select lists, radio buttons or checkboxes can be freely added 6 predefined XSL templates included modal and non-modal form views sends email via the Notifications application email template email placeholders for entry and site data all contact messages listed in the Notifications list several languages available This application is available within a SobiPro club membership among with many other club extensions for SobiPro. Note: Installs using the SobiPro installer (Application Manager).
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Expiration Application for SobiPro

Expiration Application for SobiPro

Paid download | SobiPro Extensions | Sigrid & Radek Suski
3
Score:
0
0 reviews
The Expiration Application extends the SobiPro functionality by adding the possibility to send notification emails about upcoming entries expiration dates and giving users the possibility of requesting renewal of their entries. Key Features: sends emails to authors and/or administrators adds 10 additional email triggers to the Notifications App sends up to 2 reminder email messages sends after expiration email message handles renewal requests sends notification emails for entry renewed several languages available This application is available within a SobiPro club membership among with many other club extensions for SobiPro. Note: Installs using the SobiPro installer (Application Manager)
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Collection Application for SobiPro

Collection Application for SobiPro

Paid download | SobiPro Extensions | Sigrid & Radek Suski
3
Score:
0
0 reviews
The Collection Application extends the SobiPro functionality by adding the possibility to create lists of entries (e.g. favourites), compare them and share with others. Additionally your users will have the possibility to contact the authors of all or only some of the entries on their list by email. Key features: collect entries in lists users can create their own lists private and public lists possible lists for registered users and/or guests share the lists with others compare entries in your list (comparison) email authors of all or some entries on your list email template email placeholders for entry and site data all sent messages are listed in the Notifications list 3 different XSL list templates included list CSS classes and icons adjustable in the back-end several languages available This application is available within a SobiPro club membership among with many other club extensions for SobiPro. Note: Installs using the SobiPro installer (Application Manager)
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Aggregation Field for SobiPro

Aggregation Field for SobiPro

Paid download | SobiPro Extensions | Sigrid & Radek Suski
3
Score:
0
0 reviews
The SobiPro Aggregation Field allows users to add tags to an entry that will create a hyper-linked keyword in the front-end output that site visitors can click to view all related entries that have been tagged with the same keyword. Key features tag lists to aggregate keywords multi-aggregation lists (several list types simultaneously usable) tag list view with XSL template predefined lists with autocomplete user may add new tags or not number of tags definable tags filter (using SobiPro input filters) tags management This application is available within a SobiPro club membership among with many other club extensions for SobiPro. Note: Installs using the SobiPro installer (Application Manager).
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QR-Code Field for SobiPro

QR-Code Field for SobiPro

Paid download | SobiPro Extensions | Sigrid & Radek Suski
3
Score:
0
0 reviews
The SobiPro QR-Code Field shows a QR Code within a SobiPro entry. Key features ECC (error correction code) adjustable Point Matrix Size adjustable Template for parse data Placeholders with entry data Available in several languages This application is available within a SobiPro club membership among with many other club extensions for SobiPro. Note: Installs using the SobiPro installer (Application Manager).
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Template Creator Application for SobiPro

Template Creator Application for SobiPro

Paid download | SobiPro Extensions | Sigrid & Radek Suski
3
Score:
0
0 reviews
The SobiPro Template Creator Application will create an installable template package of a SobiPro template including the section configuration, fields and categories. This is a perfect method to develop your own templates and re-install them on other sites or copy a pre-configured section.
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ACL Override Application for SobiPro

ACL Override Application for SobiPro

Paid download | SobiPro Extensions | Sigrid & Radek Suski
3
Score:
0
0 reviews
The ACL override applications allows you to change the default access for specific entries. This means, if your ACL rules disallow access to entries in a section, you will be able to allow access for some specific entries only, and vice versa.
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SobiPro

Version:
1.3.1
Developer:
Sigrid & Radek Suski
Last updated:
Oct 10 2016
Date added:
Apr 30 2011
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Uses updater:
Includes:
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